2011 Ashford Borough Council election

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The 2011 Ashford Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Ashford Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. [1]

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Election result

The Conservatives gained 2 seats to have 30 of the 43 councillors. [2] Labour picked up 3 seats, while the Ashford Independents made a net gain of 1 seat, to both have 5 councillors. [3] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats were reduced to just 2 seats in North Willesborough and Victoria wards, a result that was blamed on the party's national unpopularity. [2] Overall turnout in the election was 56%. [2]

Ashford Local Election Result 2011 [4]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 3031+269.846.821,836-6.0%
 Ashford Independent543+111.619.99,276+19.9%
  Labour 530+311.610.54,914+3.4%
  Liberal Democrats 206-64.710.44,852-17.5%
  Independent 10002.38.13,762-3.2%
  Green 000002.41,135+1.5%
  UKIP 000001.8853+1.8%

2 Conservative candidates were elected unopposed.

Ward results

Aylesford Green [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Adley24136.3+36.3
Ashford IndependentBrian Norris24036.1-2.3
Conservative Paul Hardisty18327.6+6.4
Majority10.2
Turnout 66434.3+6.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Beaver (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Chris Clark481
Labour Brendan Naughton479
Conservative Stephen Bates452
Conservative Cenghizhan Jem335
Ashford IndependentLaura Lawrence308
Ashford IndependentStacey Smith261
Turnout 2,31633.8+5.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Biddenden [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Neil Bell77680.4+6.4
Liberal Democrats Clare Hardwick18919.6-6.4
Majority58760.8+12.8
Turnout 96548.1+5.4
Conservative hold Swing
Bockhanger [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Claughton40750.7-11.4
Ashford IndependentShirley Ambrose20825.9+25.9
Labour Thomas Reed12315.3-7.9
Green Steven Campkin658.1+8.1
Majority19924.8-14.1
Turnout 80.344.3+8.9
Conservative hold Swing
Boughton Aluph & Eastwell [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Ashford IndependentWinston Michael40138.9+38.9
Liberal Democrats Rita Hawes36735.6-32.3
Conservative Ian Cooling26225.4-6.7
Majority343.3
Turnout 1,03043.9+8.4
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Bybrook [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Buchanan30036.8-17.8
Ashford IndependentJohn Ley28234.6+34.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Took23428.7-16.7
Majority182.2-7.0
Turnout 81641.9+2.2
Conservative hold Swing
Charing [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gerald Clarkson67468.1-5.0
Liberal Democrats George Whyte31531.9+5.0
Majority35936.3-9.9
Turnout 98949.5+9.5
Conservative hold Swing
Downs North [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Douglas Marriott58056.8-3.1
Ashford IndependentSarah Dacre27927.3+27.3
Green Geoffery Meaden16215.9-12.2
Majority30129.5-2.3
Turnout 1,02152.5+7.1
Conservative hold Swing
Downs West [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Robey45649.0-18.0
Ashford IndependentAntony Bartlett28030.1+30.1
Green Lola Sansom11312.1+12.1
Liberal Democrats Leonard Wicklewright828.8-12.9
Majority17618.9-36.4
Turnout 93149.7-10.9
Conservative hold Swing
Godinton (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Feacey935
Conservative Bernard Heyes801
UKIP David Botting370
Ashford IndependentRachel Moorat368
Independent Michael Sharpe291
Turnout 2,76539.6+6.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Great Chart with Singleton North [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Jessamy Blanford42342.2-6.3
Ashford IndependentJerry Preston-Ladd40039.9+15.9
Labour Waheed Qureshi17917.9+7.6
Majority232.3-22.2
Turnout 1,00238.3+5.3
Conservative hold Swing
Highfield [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Ashford IndependentJane Davey37644.4+23.7
Conservative Gregory Winter31136.8-1.9
Liberal Democrats John Mackie15918.8-21.8
Majority657.7
Turnout 84644.7+8.3
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Isle of Oxney [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Burgessunopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Kennington [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Ashford IndependentPhilip Sims44045.7
Conservative Elizabeth Tweed41543.1
Labour Robert Maxted10711.1
Majority252.6
Turnout 96254.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Little Burton Farm [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Marion Martin50550.0-23.5
Liberal Democrats Kelly-Marie Blundell19519.3-7.2
Ashford IndependentCharlotte Fraser17116.9+16.9
Labour Terry Pavlou13813.7+13.7
Majority31030.7-16.3
Turnout 1,00946.2+9.2
Conservative hold Swing
Norman [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Harriet Yeo 22430.5+30.5
Conservative Richard Davis20227.5+9.0
Ashford IndependentAbigail Burt16522.4+9.9
Liberal Democrats Jack Cowen14419.6-19.0
Majority223.0
Turnout 73537.3+7.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
North Willesborough (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Davidson624
Ashford IndependentAndrew Mortimer522
Liberal Democrats Robert Cowley502
Ashford IndependentSimon Thomason452
Conservative Alex Bell446
Conservative Alan Pickering351
Labour Leonardo Cannon302
Turnout 3,19946.7+8.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Park Farm North [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Bettina Heyes54054.4-11.6
Labour Martin Chandler21421.6+6.6
Independent Natalie Edwards-Moss16316.4+16.4
Liberal Democrats Stuart Dove757.6-11.5
Majority32632.9-14.0
Turnout 99241.0+10.8
Conservative hold Swing
Park Farm South [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Wedgbury48973.4-7.6
Labour Thomas Devine17726.6+16.1
Majority31246.8-23.7
Turnout 66632.5+2.5
Conservative hold Swing
Rolvenden & Tenterden West [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Bennett58652.5-29.1
Ashford IndependentJuliet Fenton43839.2+39.2
Liberal Democrats Marion Murray938.3-10.1
Majority14813.2-50.0
Turnout 1,11758.3+9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Saxon Shore (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Wood1,194
Conservative William Howard1,019
Ashford IndependentSusan Davison535
Green Tracy Dighton-Brown496
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Davies340
Turnout 3,58452.7+11.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Singleton South [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Amanda Hodgkinson38746.7-0.3
Independent Malcolm Eke23828.7+15.7
Ashford IndependentTerence Stock12615.2+15.2
Independent Jonathan Clarke779.3+9.3
Majority14918.0-0.5
Turnout 82837.5+0.9
Conservative hold Swing
South Willesborough [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent David Smith52663.8+20.0
Labour Sophie Griffiths15018.2+18.2
Conservative Carol Brook14818.0+0.6
Majority37645.6+23.9
Turnout 82432.8+5.6
Independent hold Swing
St Michaels [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Link62670.8-4.2
Green Matthew Stanley18721.2+21.2
Liberal Democrats Anthony Hardwick718.0-17.0
Majority43949.7-0.3
Turnout 88446.9+8.7
Conservative hold Swing
Stanhope [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Brendan Chilton28656.2+56.2
Ashford IndependentPalma Laughton22343.8-24.4
Majority6312.4
Turnout 50928.5+8.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Stour (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Graham Galpin645
Conservative Matthew French578
Ashford IndependentEmily Neighbour382
Labour David Burt366
Labour Angharad Yeo310
Ashford IndependentJames McDonald268
Liberal Democrats Nadiya Yildirim178
Turnout 2,72741.4+5.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Tenterden North [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Paul Clokie52350.1-19.0
Independent Gillian Whittaker25124.0+24.0
Independent Michael Pearson14614.0+14.0
Labour Rebecca Andrews12411.9+11.9
Majority27226.1-12.1
Turnout 1,04456.7+13.0
Conservative hold Swing
Tenterden South [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Goddard54658.8-0.4
Independent Roy Isworth38241.2+41.2
Majority16417.7-0.7
Turnout 92848.6+8.5
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Adby425
Conservative Harold Apps387
Labour Roy Clark370
Liberal Democrats Stephen Dye361
Labour Susan Clark347
Conservative Muhammed Khan293
Ashford IndependentKaren Hopkins189
Ashford IndependentSarah Stanfield185
Turnout 2,55736.9+6.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Washford [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Neil Shorter32937.7+1.3
Independent John Holland25329.0-9.6
Labour Robert Vincent18421.1+6.6
Ashford IndependentSimon Nelson10712.3+12.3
Majority768.7
Turnout 87336.3+6.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Weald Central (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Clair Bell1,113
Conservative Robert Taylor999
Independent Paul Andrews470
UKIP Thomas Taylor386
Turnout 2,96847.4+4.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Weald East [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Paul Bartlettuncontested
Conservative hold Swing
Weald North [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geraldine Dyer63558.9-13.0
Ashford IndependentTimothy Lee33230.8+30.8
Green Hilary Jones11210.4-2.1
Majority30328.1-28.2
Turnout 1,07955.8-4.3
Conservative hold Swing
Weald South (2) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Ashford IndependentPeter Davison1,020
Conservative Aline Hicks992
Conservative John Rivers601
Independent Edward Relf525
Independent Hilary Moorby440
Liberal Democrats Christine Stone226
Liberal Democrats Ian Stone183
Turnout 3,98752.5+6.4
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Wye [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Steven Wright39238.9+8.4
Ashford IndependentJack Woodford31831.5-33.6
Labour Alexander Latham11211.1+11.1
UKIP Mike Adams979.6+9.6
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Blanshard898.8+4.4
Majority747.3
Turnout 1,00855.5+5.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

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